All clinics and courses are run for the benefit of club members, to give you the skills to enjoy our great program of day and weekend trips.

We strongly encourage you to take courses to upgrade or fine tune your skills but you still need the experience on the water at your skill level to build your confidence.


If you are not sure of your ability, discuss it with the course coordinator before signing up.

All club training classes have limited capacity. Courses / clinics may be canceled if there are not enough students, and additional course may be scheduled based on demand. Contact the course coordinator as soon as possible if you are interested to avoid disappointment.

Club boats and equipment are available for free for courses. If the training location is not Grant MacEwan Pool or Rundle Paddling Centre you may have to arrange transportation for boats to and from the training site.

Course offerings vary from year to year. For dates, see the club schedule.

NWV 2023 Training Program

The Northwest Voyageurs are pleased to announce that the club will be offering several kayak training classes this coming June. Courses for both new paddlers that want to get a solid foundation and those with some experience that want to improve their skills will be available.

Courses available for 2023 are below.

Intro to Kayaking Clinic

  • 4 hours, 6 students per session
  • Cost: $30 for members
  • Date: June 24, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or June 25, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Rundle Park Paddling Centre
  • Click here for clinic information package
  • Note: This clinic is not for certification

Beginner Kayak Safety and Rescue Clinic

  • 3-1/2 hours, 6 students per session
  • Cost: $30 for members
  • Date: June 24, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Rundle Park Paddling Centre
  • Click here for clinic information package
  • Note: This clinic is not for certification

Intermediate Kayak Safety and Rescue Clinic

  • 3-1/2 hours, 6 students per session
  • Cost: $30 for members
  • Date: June 23, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Rundle Park Paddling Centre
  • Click here for clinic information package
  • Priority will be given to members who lead club trips
  • Note: This clinic is not for certification

Practice and Play - Kayak Secondary Strokes Clinic

  • New for 2023.  Want to learn more than just the basic strokes?  We will be working on several different ruddering strokes, some exciting turning strokes, an almost magical side slip plus whatever else we have time for.
  • 4 hours, 8 students per session
  • Cost: $30 for members
  • Date: July 9 10:00AM -2:30 PM
  • Location: TBD (may be Rundle Park Paddling Centre)
  • Click here for clinic information package
  • Note: This clinic is not for certification

 

To register or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A registration form will be sent to students in April.

The fine print:

Registration is limited to 2023 Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members. Registration is first come, first serve however we will have a wait list if required. We will not be collecting payment at this time. We will send a follow up note to the registrants with payment details in April.

Courses go rain or shine. It will be June so we could have rain, cool temperatures or intense heat. We will cancel or reschedule only if it is snowing, wind or wave conditions above the course level or active thunder and lightning at the course location. If the club or instructor has to cancel a session, we will issue a full refund. If you cancel for any reason more than 4 days prior for part-day and single day courses or 7 days prior for multi-day courses prior to the course start date , you will receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 4 days of the course start date for part-day and single day courses or within 7 days prior to multi-day courses.

 

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